March 27, 2024

A lake trip


In every meeting, every, there’s that time when you’re talking about something you weren’t expecting. The conversation takes a turn and everybody rolls with it. No problem. If it wasn’t for the unexpected, everyone could have sent themselves by email. It’s the game that makes it worth it. So, you’re sat there, engaged, adding your value. You deal with the cul de sac and get back on the main route.

Not sometimes.

Sometimes, the cul de sac is a big ol’ lake away from the river and may not bring you home. It’s not a diversion. It’s bigger than the main event. It needs more time and respect than is possible right here right now.

Wave the red flag.

Blow the hooter.

Stop the boat.

Get back on stream and schedule a lake-trip for another time and focused attention.

Skippy strategy: Give it the respect it deserves.